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On May 14, 2014, Lubell Rosen – A Law Firm for Medical Professionals and the Healthcare Industry, hosted the kick-off event for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women movement, during a private evening party at the firm’s Coral Gables location. Go Red for Women is a “passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health,” as the AHA website boasts. This year’s event brought together influential figures from the South Florida community to raise awareness about the risks of cardiovascular disease in women today.  

The evening opened with a cocktail hour, and a welcoming address from Daniel Thorpe, the AHA’s executive director and metro vice president of the Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. Mark Rosen, Esq., Lubell Rosen partner and co-founder, gave a speech, along with guests Maria Feliciano, director of business development at Coral Gables Hospital, and Raul Guerrero, journalist and author. 

Tenet Florida, the City Goes Red sponsor of the Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale Go Red for Women campaign, was represented by four of its South Florida hospitals: Coral Gables, Palmetto General Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Hialeah Hospital. Along with these representatives, Natalie Baro, president of Michaelsen Advertising and this year’s Go Red for Women chair and Cause Sponsor, attended the event. Representatives from the 2014 “We Did That!” sponsor Siemens were also present. 

Over the last few years, the AHA, the oldest and largest voluntary organization for heart disease prevention, has had a goal to reduce the effects of cardiovascular disease, strokes and heart attacks by 20 percent. Through the Go Red for Women campaign, the AHA is targeting the No. 1 cause of death in American women, heart disease. Many women are unaware of the risks they face, and the Go Red for Women movement encourages them to take action. They can do this by looking into their medical histories and backgrounds, and taking preventative steps such as yearly screenings, regular doctor’s visits and changes to diet and exercise routines, to keep their hearts healthy and strong, and reduce their personal risk for disease and illness. 

Lubell Rosen is a longtime supporter of the Go Red for Women movement. The firm has been involved in a number of campaign efforts for the cause, including this year’s event. Using its expertise and connections in the Florida medical fields, the firm’s team was able to put together an event that its attorneys hope will reach women not just in Florida, but across the country. As a leader in the field of law for medicine and healthcare, Lubell Rosen is proud to be a sponsor of such an important movement to help women battle heart disease and promote healthy living. 

“We were very honored to host this kick-off event for Go Red for Women,” Rosen said. “Lubell Rosen has supported this important cause for many years, in order to be a part of the effort to encourage awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also to inspire action to save more lives.” He is joined with the rest of the firm in hoping that 2014 will be a year of great progress in empowering women to take action against heart disease.